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A traffic violation might seem minor, but the costs and problems it can create are very real. Find out if your citation can be beaten by working with a Bushwick traffic ticket lawyer.

Traffic tickets are a part of life in metropolitan areas like New York City, but they can cause some serious problems in your world if you don’t handle them correctly. From insurance hikes to license suspensions, the penalties can cost you more than just inconvenience.


Before you decide anything, you should speak with a Bushwick traffic ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows to find out how serious the penalties could be and how we can help you avoid them.


Traffic Violations and the Driver Point System

The New York Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) uses a point system to track driving violations and mark high-risk drivers. These points are incurred along with the penalties for the violation itself. They will affect your potential penalties for eighteen months and stay on your driving record permanently. If you receive six points within eighteen months, you will be charged a Driver Responsibility Assessment fee of $100 for three years, and if you get eleven within that same time period, your license will be suspended.


These points will cost you a large chunk of money in higher insurance premiums as well, although the insurance companies use their own point schedule that may differ from what the state uses. These higher premiums, fines, and surcharges are all tough on the bank account, but the real punishment lies in losing your license.


At first, it might seem like the points couldn’t possibly add up that quickly, but just one serious infraction could put you on the edge of receiving a surcharge and halfway to a license suspension. Your Bushwick traffic ticket lawyer will collect all the evidence in your favor and build a strong defense to potentially get your charge reduced or dismissed.


Common Bushwick Traffic Violations and Their Penalties

There are many different traffic violations and even more penalties. These penalties increase with the number of violations you receive within an eighteen-month time period, but a few of the more common examples are listed below. All will include court fees and other costs, such as the $93 surcharge that accompanies each ticket.


  • Speeding $130–$1,060 fine, three to eleven points
  • Improper Cell Phone or Portable Electronic Device Use – $50–$450 fine, five points
  • Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal, Stop Sign, or Yield Sign – $100–$1,000 fine, three points
  • Following Too Closely – $85–$535 fine, four points
  • Reckless Driving – $185–$1,210 fine, 30–180 days in jail, five points, and a permanent criminal record


Consult with a Bushwick Traffic Violation Lawyer

If you have received a traffic citation of any sort, you should definitely fight the charges against you. Before you make any statements or decide how to defend yourself, you should speak with a Bushwick traffic ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows. We can determine the penalties you are facing and what the best defense for your ticket will be. Call us at 917-856-1247 or fill out the form on this page to schedule your free, confidential consultation.

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